Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Story Hour (Recommended)

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The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar

Incandescent, astonishing, emotionally-profound portrait of “contradictory multitudes” inside two women.

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Elizabeth the Queen (non-fiction)

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Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith

Gilds Britain’s Lilibet. Perhaps deservedly, but Diana gets royal thrashing.

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This is Where I Leave You

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This is Where I leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Humor and pathos, horny and pathetic. Bitter, sex-obsessed family dysfunction.

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The Infinite Sea (2nd in The Fifth Wave trilogy)

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The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
Fantastically exciting, rip-roaring, suspenseful, tragic, victorious thriller about enduring loyalty.

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The King of Torts

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The King of Torts by John Grisham

Screed against mass tort lawyers. Negligent writing kills promising start.

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Abundance

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Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund

Lavishly detailed inner life of naive, ill-equipped, tragically-slandered, self-indulgent queen.

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